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CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is seeking enthusiastic School Counsellors to join their team in the ACT. This position is based in the ACT and may involve some travel to schools in NSW. These positions are part-time (3 – 5 days per week during school terms) and looking to start immediately.


What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare’s employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us

CatholicCare is a large welfare agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.


Ideal person

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or Psychology, with AHPRA Registration or Membership/Eligibility for Membership with AASW.
  • Counselling experience or knowledge of counseling skills, particularly in relation to issues facing children, young people and families,
  • Ability to liaise effectively with and provide consultation to school staff and to promote the service to the school community,
  • Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations and to students presenting with complex issues,


You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.


To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card [Only needed for ACT Staff]
  • a Working with Children Check (NSW schools)


To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


Please send your applications to: Jaclyn.dunkley@catholiccare.cg.org.au

For more information please see the position description below or to apply please visit:



Closing Date: Until positions are filled

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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